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Thread: Overseas Sightings: China

  1. #21
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    I didn't see any WSTs, HOCs or 3rd Party Items.

    Personal aside: I personally don't buy unlicensed toys, so you'll need to ask someone else if you need assistance in acquiring toys not manufactured under licence from Hasbro or Takara/TOMY.

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    Thanks anyway, Gok!
    LF: G1/Henkei/SOC/others
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    Want List: WSTs, SCF PVCs, Henkei, Classics

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    I went to a place called Chaozhou yesterday and found one tiny collectable store that had... wait for it...

    ROTF Voyager Optimus Prime
    ROTF Voyager Starscream
    ROTF Bludgeon

    ...yeah... didn't bother noting the name or location of the store. *sigh*

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    Hey fatbot, I picked up motorcycle Buzzer-Bot for you today. Will PM you for payment details.

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    found my first legit TFs in my current Beijing trip!!


    Items of note:
    + New PCC 5 packs. Didn't get any cos while they're cheap, I'm serious running out of luggage space... and they're just PCCs so I didn't get that excited.
    + Autobot Blaster Hasbro reissue. Looks nice I must say.
    + Sergeant Kup!
    + Hasbro reissue Piranacon!

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    Holy cow, I hit the mother load of finds today (well, considering that my findings of legit TFs have been so far and few between) -- I went to a department store called "New World" in Beijing and they just had similar to what I found at the department store near Renmin Uni station, although they also had Sons of Cybertron and Alternity Ultra Magnus, but they were like $66AUD -- bit rich for me. I saw Sergeant Kup there and asked if the had Scourge in, she said no. I asked if he was just sold out or whether or not they'd ever gotten him in, cos I'd expect them to be in the same assortment since the bottom of Kup's blister shows Scourge. She said that they NEVER got Scourge. This seriously disheartened me.

    So then I went across the road to a smaller shopping centre called SoShow that a student at Renmin Uni recommended to me... though I was skeptical as she wasn't so sure herself. So I checked out one level labelled "toys" and couldn't find anything legit there. I was about to leave until I noticed that the next level up was labelled "cartoons" or "animation" or something like that, so I went up to have a peek. Holy cow - an entire floor full of collectable stores!

    Interesting finds (not from the same store) include:
    + DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime (looks very meh)
    + DOTM Voyager Megatron (looks nice, though not hard considering how ordinary the first 2 movie Megs look )
    + DOTM Voyager Sentinel Prime - I tried to play with the "Try Me" gimmick to see if he sounds like Leonard Nimoy, but nothing happened. Maybe I wasn't doing it right... didn't want to break anything
    + DOTM Deluxe Bumblebee
    + Raiden - loose and boxed; don't remember how much
    + Metalhawk - boxed (approx AU$300)
    + Black Zarak - loose; didn't see a price tag
    + Loose G1 Star Sabre - loose, couldn't see his sword - approx AU$100-something
    + MOSC United Wheeljack and Scourge -- AU$43 each! Ouch.
    + Various boxed G1s, some even looked legit!

    Like a kid in a candy store, but with only AU$29 on me! (cos I was hunting for any of the Deluxes I was needing, which usually cost AU$18 here - but of course, these are specialist stores). I'll post what I actually bought on the acquisitions thread.

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    By the sounds of things dude you've stumbled upon a proverbial Gold Mine!
    Good on ya man, glad your luck has turned around, might I suggest purchasing a couple more suitcases though?

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    Just a thought - have you considered shipping them back separately via registered airmail ?

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    Hi Gok,
    have you seen any of the exclusive energon weapons that were released during super link during your travels?
    Hunting:
    Beast Wars/Machines/Neo/Second

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    Hursticon: funny that you should say that cos we're going shopping for more luggage tomorrow! But not for my toys... the wife just has a lot of stuff she wants to bring back d:

    Sam: I've been told that even regular post via China Mail is expensive -- and we're thinking about sending a big box (maybe two) back home cos we got lots of things to send back for my wife and daughter - so I might chuck Wasp Buzzerbot and the reissue Seacons (minus Piranacon's parts which I'll bring back personally) into the package(s). Because it's gonna be a large parcel, we're looking at using the cheapest and slowest option... probably unregistered cos we've already spent a considerable amount on this trip as it is.

    Unfortunately yesterday was my last real day in Beijing -- I left Beijing today and just arrived in another city called Xiamen*. So I won't be able to go back to SoShow until next time I'm in Beijing... although that's probably a good thing in the long run because I would be spending way too much money there and struggle even more than I am now with how to bring my toys home!

    But anyway, my main focus now is to try to find Wheeljack and Frenzy/Rumble. I found United Wheeljack yesterday at SoShow but at $43 I passed and got Generations Scourge instead.

    Swoop: sorry, haven't seen any Super Link weapons. Because I'm now struggling with space, if I get anymore Transformers for other people then they'll need to pay for postage. You can either piggy back on our big SAL parcels to save on costs, or send it directly which will cost more.

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